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Hvorostovsky posthumously nominated for Grammy

November 28, 2017, 18:29 UTC+3 NEW YORK

Opera star Dmitry Hvorostovsky died of brain cancer at the age of 55 on November 22

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NEW YORK, November 28. /TASS/. Russian legendary opera singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky who passed away last week has received a posthumous nomination for the Grammy Awards.

The cycle of twelve songs "Russia Cast Adrift" composed by Georgy Sviridov using the lyrics of great Russian poet Sergei Yesenin was nominated in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category, according to Grammy website.

Conductor Constantine Orbelian also received this nomination together with Hvorostovsky.

Hvorostovsky, who is broadly viewed as one of the greatest opera baritones of our times, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the summer of 2015. He quit the opera stage in 2016 but carried on with concerts. Hvorostovsky died of brain cancer at the age of 55 on November 22 in London where he lived with his family.

According to Hvorostovsky’s last will, his body was cremated and the ashes were placed into two urns. One was buried at Moscow’s Novodevichy cemetery (the final resting place of the most outstanding artists, cultural personalities, scientists, politicians, and military heroes) earlier on Tuesday, and the other will be flown to his home town of Krasnoyarsk, Eastern Siberia, on Wednesday.

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